Interesting Norway Facts for Kids
Here are some interesting Norway Facts which were chosen and researched by kids especially for kids.
• Population: 4.6 million people live in Norway (2008)
• Capital: Oslo, which is the third biggest city in Scandinavia after Stockholm and Copenhagen, with 790,000 inhabitants.
• Name: Norge
• Government: constitutional Monarchy
• Language: Norwegian
• Religion: mainly Christians
• Life expectancy: 79 years
• Currency: 1 Norwegian Krone (NOK)=100 ore
Where is Norway? - Iceland Map
Norway lies in Northern Europe, 2hrs flight from London/England, 6.5 hrs from New York/USA.
On this map you can see where Iceland is in Northern Europe.
You can click on the plus sign and move with the arrows to the left and make the island bigger, then you see the major cities and if you click satellite on the top right, then you can see the fjords clearer too.
Norway is in Scandinavia and lies above the Arctic circle.
Norway is a fjord country as you will have notices on the map of Norway above. There are great fjords to visit, like the Sogna fjorden, which is the biggest fjord in Norway with its 180km long finger.
The most spectacular fjord is said to be the Geiranger fjord, which you can see on the picture below.
In Norway you will find reindeer, which are also called caribou. These animals which only live in the northern hemisphere above the Arctic circle, travel far to get food. They have antlers, which they use for scraping the snow away from the ground to find food. The caribou have four toes.
Then in Norway lives also the Arctic fox whose coat changes with the seasons. In winter his fur is mainly grey and white, while in summer it changes to a light brown.
Interesting Iceland Facts: Did you know…?
... that the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo annually since 1901 for outstanding work in making or keeping peace. The Norwegian King Harald V is also present at the award ceremony in Oslo.
The Nobel Prize awards are given for these sciences: physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine and literature and for peace. The prizes are presented either in Stockholm/Sweden or in Oslo (Nobel Peace Prize).
By the way, Alfred Nobel was Swedish, that is why the other Nobel Prizes are awarded at ceremonies in Stockholm.
Thanks for your interest:-)
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Picture credits on this page: Topimages by Henning W. Smith, Emanuela and , Geiranger Fjord by emanuela (arancia.org) at sxc.hu; Caribou by Garrisonphoto.org;
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